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Police: Paralyzed Suspect Used Cane to Operate Car in Chase

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP)- Portsmouth authorities say a suspect paralyzed during a police chase in 2007 recently led officers on another high-speed pursuit, this time using a cane.
    
Citing court documents, 33-year-old Nathaniel Powell faces federal drug charges following a May drug sting operation.
    
Authorities say Powell was called to meet with a witness to buy heroin May 26. Before police could arrest him, they say Powell sped off, leading officers on a chase that ended in a crash. Another driver was treated for minor injuries.
    
Documents show Powell, who broke his back in a crash during a 2007 police chase that stretched from Portsmouth into Chesapeake, used a cane to operate the car in the May incident.
    
Powell's attorney Keith Kimball declined to comment to the newspaper.
    

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